So it’s Christmas Eve and over 40 degrees on the coast of Maine. I have one church service under my belt (haven’t burnt down the cathedral with the little candles, handbell piece went well) and another coming up at 11.
With the combination of the warm weather, a very short lead-up to the holiday, and getting embittered in my 20s, Christmas has lost some of its magic this year. Sigh. Plans for tomorrow involve our ritualistic opening of presents, some sort of pastry for brunch, a trip to Popham Beach, and playing with the cats. So perhaps a post tomorrow, perhaps not. Anyway, here are some links for you all.
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Merry Christmas if that’s your thing!
From Apartment Therapy. Feel alternatively dumb/inspired as you look at home-oriented things to futz with.
How has the view of the future changed in the past 20 years? Check out this thought-provoking (to one of my twitter-followees) jpg.
Or at least a picture of one. Using panoramic images to create mini-planets is relatively easy, but hard to make beautiful. These ones are pretty nice. I particularly like this one.
We always have some sort of sweetened pasty for Christmas brunch. I have an odd fondness for the orange-flavored ones that come out of the Pillsbury tubes. Everyone else I’ve met says they taste like medicine, but I love them a lot.